Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes: Aegis Aro Svelte, Scott R1, Scott Spark
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This was my 8th and it gets better every year. The weather was great both days, although a bit warm on Saturday (I'm from Maine, we don't know "warm"). As always, it's quite the emotional rollercoaster. "Jack" was at his post with his sign that now reads "I'm 13 now thanks to you!". I have his picture from 5 years ago when it read "I'm 8 now thanks to you!" on my computer. That young man is the real deal - THAT'S why we ride! Too many sad instances to mention
, lot's of great survivor stories too
. People cheering, bagpipes played, and a tailwind coming into P-town!
My "brush with greatness" - rode 20 miles in a group that included Uta Pippig - yes, she rips!
The volunteers, the cops, mechanics, etc. none of them get the praise they deserve if you ask me. Without all of them that ride is a different ballgame all together. I love seing the pictures and hearing the stories as I miss a fair amount of the pomp and circumstance. I stay with friends that live within eye shot of the MMA and then they pick me up by boat on Sunday. Private room, great food, best friends, cold beer, boat ride; yes, I'm spoiled rotten! Even caught a few fish on the boat ride home! What a BLAST!
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